High School golf roundup
West Iron County wins at Pine Grove
IRON MOUNTAIN – West Iron County’s boys and Iron Mountain’s girls came out on top of a golf triangular held Monday at Pine Grove.
The Wykons were led by medalist Ryley Thomson’s nine-hole score of 41, as West Iron tallied 175 to top Iron Mountain (184) and Kingsford (190).
Kyle Maki carded 42, Max Maloney came in at 43, and Alec Schmelebeck tallied 49 for the victorious Wykons.
Austin Blomquist and Kyle Johnson each shot low rounds of 44 for the Mountaineers. Marcus Andrews paced Kingsford with a 45.
Cassie Feira took medalists honors for the girls, leading Iron Mountain’s win with a 51. The Mountaineers, totaling 242 in the triumph, saw Marti Pirkola shoot 55, and Kathryn Brown and Lexi Verrette each added scores of 68.
Kingsford, in second with 277, was led by Taylor Jacobson and Katie Oberthaler. They both recorded scores of 59.
West Iron County, not recording a team score with just three golfers, had Lauren Hawkins in front with 66.
WEST IRON COUNTY (175) – Ryley Thomson 41, Kyle Maki 42, Max Maloney 43, Alec Schmelebeck 49.
IRON MOUNTAIN (184) – Austin Blomquist 44, Kyle Johnson 44, Nick Jacobs 48, Jacob Stoner 48.
KINGSFORD (190) – Marcus Andrews 45, Brady Nettell 48, Drake Griggs 48, Joe Linn 49.
IRON MOUNTAIN (242) – Cassie Feira 51, Marti Pirkola 55, Kathryn Brown 68, Lexi Verrette 68.
KINGSFORD (277) – Taylor Jacobson 59, Katie Oberthaler 59, Hailey Bourgeouis 72, Kaylee Guth 87.
WEST IRON COUNTY (NTS) – Lauren Hawkins 66, Dallas Foley 69, Megan Quayle 79.
Florence second at NLC meet
PEMBINE, Wis. – Florence, led by a 42 from medalist Michael Sword, finished second in a six-team Northern Lakes Conference golf meet Monday at Green Acres.
Crandon, 182, took team honors, followed by Florence, 192; Laona-Wabeno, 199; Goodman-Pembine, 213; Three Lakes, 227, and Elcho, no team score.
Florence’s Connor Beaster shared runner-up medalist at 44. Andy Secrist and freshman Logan Dow each shot 53.
“Logan was filling in and shot well,” said Coach Tom Beck, his Bobcats out on a golf course for just the second time this season. “I didn’t know what to expect.”
Alex Whitt’s 47 led the Patriots.
Young Badgers see first action
MENOMINEE – Golf season got underway for the Niagara Badgers Monday at Riverside Golf Course, as the Badgers took on St. Thomas Aquinas and Suring in a 9-hole triangular.
St. Thomas Aquinas, behind medalist Michael Schmidt’s 35, took first with 166. Suring was second at 200, and Niagara was third with 282.
The Badgers, a young team with only one returning starter in senior Joey Coppens, were led by senior Dyllan Pultz with a 59. Coppens was next with a 63. Freshman Nathan Boileau shot 68, and freshman Camryn Champeau carded 92. Tristian Colenso, another freshmen, recorded 98.
Other members of the Badgers team include senior Trevor Lantagne and foriegn exchange student Lucas Mierke.
“We are a very young and inexperienced team,” Niagara coach Dan St. Arnauld said. “It will be a learning season.”
Niagara’s next scheduled action is Thursday at Lena.